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Tuesday, March 22
Critics Say US Goals In Libya Unclear

Critics Say US Goals In Libya Unclear
Andrew BacevichSince Saturday, the US and its allies have been attacking forces loyal to Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi. Allied forces seem to be on the verge of securing Libya’s airspace, but pro-Gadhafi troops continue to attack cities loyal to the opposition. As action in Libya enters into day number four, critics are expressing reservations about our mission there and concern that getting out might not be as easy as getting in. We're joined by one of those critics, Andrew Bacevich, professor of history and international relations at Boston University and author of the book Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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